Sunday, January 16, 2022

Covid

Falcon Spirits Distillery, located at 3701 Collins Avenue in Richmond's Parchester Village neighborhood, is having more than a "mere" impact. His small business is among countless across the nation stepping up for the cause. This month, Falcon Spirits Distillery halted production of gin, amaro, brandy and other spirits. Now, it's producing hundreds of bottles of hand sanitizer to benefit local first responders and to some extent restaurants and retailers.

Richmond distillery producing hand sanitizer for first responders

By Mike Kinney "We are merely trying to help human beings to survive," Farid Dormishian said. But Falcon Spirits Distillery, which Dormishian operates at 3701 Collins Ave. in Richmond's Parchester Village neighborhood, is having more than...
WIC providing services over the phone to low-income families

WIC providing services over the phone to low-income families

The Contra Costa County Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) is continuing to provide healthy food and support services to low-income families over the phone during the shelter-in-place order. Also, the new WIC Card and...
Richmond asks families to refrain from using park play structures

Richmond asks families to refrain from using park play structures

The Richmond Parks and Landscaping Division is requesting families to refrain from using play structures at parks as part of the effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. "If you choose to take your...
WCCUSD to require KN-95 masks for staff at school sites

WCCUSD expands food service sites to meet high demand

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has announced that it has expanded its food service program during the COVID-19 school closures to include eight new locations. The additions come as...
Contra Costa County updates guidance on coronavirus outbreak

Bay Area health officers order labs to unveil all COVID-19 test results

By Colette Wright  Seven Bay Area jurisdictions have ordered that labs testing for COVID-19 report not just the positive tests, but all the results as public health officials aim to get a full grasp of...
Instacart to hire 54,000 full-time shoppers in California

Instacart to hire 54,000 more full-time shoppers in California

Instacart plans to hire 54,000 more full-service shoppers in California over the next three months after reporting an over 150 percent year-over-year increase in order volume in the last few weeks. Average customer basket size...
SparkPoint Contra Costa offers free income tax help during shelter-in-place

SparkPoint offers free income tax help during shelter-in-place

During the current Shelter-in-Place order, SparkPoint Contra Costa will continue to provide income tax assistance as it is considered an “essential service." This service will be provided on a drop-off basis only at the EASTBAY...

Keeping the faith in Richmond during COVID-19 pandemic

By Mike Kinney Prayers abound for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The question remains, however, how the shelter-in-place order is impacting local faith communities. "You're not just dealing with faith, but culture," said Michelle Milam,...
Richmond breweries keep beer flowing during shelter-at-home order

Richmond breweries keep beer flowing during shelter-at-home order

By Kathy Chouteau Although COVID-19 may have forced the temporary closure of many local businesses, Richmond’s breweries have found a way to keep the beer flowing to customers. Richmond’s East Brother Beer Co. is offering its...

Planet Fitness freezes all memberships during COVID-19 lockdown

Planet Fitness has proactively frozen all memberships and will not charge members during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. "You will not be charged any fees during this time," the company announced. "Unfortunately, the timing of mandates...

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Richmond Chamber set for first in-person mixer since start of pandemic

Stand-up comedy coming to The Factory

By Kathy Chouteau The Factory Bar is tickling Richmond’s funny bone via a new monthly live standup-comedy showcase called “Comedy at The Factory.” The first...
San Pablo police release body cam footage of fatal officer-involved shooting

San Pablo police release body cam footage of fatal officer-involved shooting

The San Pablo Police Department on Friday released body camera footage from a fatal officer-involved shooting involving an armed man Wednesday, Dec. 15.  The Police...
Richmond Art Center unveils trio of winter exhibitions

Richmond Art Center unveils trio of winter exhibitions

By Kathy Chouteau The Richmond Art Center (RAC) has announced its Winter Exhibitions will encompass the 25th Anniversary of Art of the African Diaspora, the...